The Generosity Factor
Growing up with relatives who lived through the depression, frugality was a discipline. My uncle watched every penny, yet my aunty would slip little Dose an extra dollar in my birthday card.
That extra dollar may have bought me a trinket but, more importantly, it gave me a memory and a principle that I now live by.
There were days when I’d be like my uncle, carefully calculating the waiter’s tip, the bellman’s gratuity, and the shampoo girl’s thank you. Never giving much thought about generosity, I gave what was deemed appropriate…typically 20%.
And with that 20% tip, the Dose became just an average customer… just like the amount of my tip.
Let’s face it, folks in the service industry have a very difficult job for one important reason: most strive to do their best for those they serve! Shouldn’t we reciprocate?
In the world of giving, people are known for being cheap or generous.
Be generous to all…the cost may only be that of an extra dollar bill. Ask me how I know…it’s been decades since that birthday card, yet I’ll never forget my aunt’s vs my uncle’s gift!